Mining software solutions provider Gemcom Software International has appointed John Vandermay as vice president of product development. He has more than 25 years of software engineering, development and leadership experience with technology companies, and comes to Gemcom from Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation.

Gemcom’s president and CEO Rick Moignard says, “We are delighted to welcome John to the Gemcom family. His expertise in driving innovative, high quality solutions aligns perfectly with Gemcom’s proven track record of delivering compelling software for mining. At Gemcom, he will play a central role in helping us continue to deliver market-leading technologies which address today’s toughest mining challenges, including the growing skills shortage.”

While vice president of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software with RIM, John Vandermay led a team of more than 400 software developers and testers responsible for BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Development Services for numerous other products. Prior to this, he held positions as senior vice president of software engineering at Fusion-io Inc, vice president of worldwide engineering at Omniture (now a business unit within Adobe Systems), and vice president of platform development at Cognos.

“I’m looking forward to helping the mining industry improve their operational efficiency through the application of new and highly innovative software solutions,” says John Vandermay. “The mining industry is incredibly dynamic and Gemcom’s ability to demonstrate sustained thought leadership and introduce ground breaking technical innovation is very exciting. I’m pleased to be working with this disciplined and pioneering leadership team to expand Gemcom’s already profound market-leadership position.”

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